Corporate Finance

We give legal advice to businesses in all phases of corporate growth and development. The legal and structural aspects include:

  • Profit, nonprofit and cooperative corporations
  • General and limited partnerships
  • Limited liability companies and partnerships
  • Joint ventures
  • Sole proprietorships

We help determine the benefits and detriments of such diverse entities when one seeks to raise capital, to restructure and to sell or acquire a business. We advise issuers and underwriters in the full range of public and private financings.

We are quite familiar with relationships among various types of equity and debt instruments and contract capital. We have significant experience in complex, multi-party joint ventures, strategic alliances, asset-backed securities and other pooled risk vehicles, as well as consolidations and roll-ups.

In a capital market environment characterized by rapid change and innovation, we often structure new securities and transactions for clients in response to specific needs. After the appropriate structure has been selected, we do the legal work to enable our clients to raise needed capital and to affect the results anticipated.

Investments. We have significant experience representing investment and merchant bankers, underwriters, banks, financial consultants, venture capitalists, and institutional and individual investors. We have negotiated and closed simple and complex financing, refinancing and exit transactions for new and emerging businesses and large and established corporate entities.

Corporate Restructuring. We serve corporations and their principal creditors and investors by providing assistance in out-of-court restructurings, receiverships, Chapter 11 filings, and mergers and acquisitions. We handle both transactional and litigation restructuring matters.

Private Equity. We represent private equity and merchant banking firms with all aspects of their business, including:

  • Structuring and organizing fund sponsors and their investment funds
  • Executing acquisition, financing and exit transactions
  • Providing transactional and general corporate advice to portfolio companies

We provide the same comprehensive range of services as we do in general representations of public companies, but with a focus on the special issues arising in the private equity business. We stress a coordinated approach to our engagements, which integrates the many legal disciplines involved into practical advice that assists our private equity clients in achieving their business objectives. We believe that our private equity clients benefit in a number of ways from the scope and scale of our practice as a whole.